Salads are great, they’re nutritious and all the things healthy food should be. But not all salads taste good, and you can only eat so much of the same good recipes over and over again. Hence, I embarked on the mission to recreate some of my favorite recipes, starting with this whole foods salmon salad recipe!
It’s delicious, sweet, crunchy, and filling, not to mention- a lot more affordable! Here’s my take on the Whole Foods Salmon Salad. Enjoy!
Whole Foods Honey Mustard Salmon Salad Recipe
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt (low-fat preferably)
- 2 tbsp honey mustard
- 6 oz canned salmon drained
- 1/4 cup red onions finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, add the honey mustard and yogurt
- Whisk to combine
- Once combined, add all the drained salmon, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, and chopped celery
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Mix it all together
Wasn’t that unbelievably easy?! I love making this whole foods salmon salad recipe for when I feel too lazy to make dinner. If you want a vegan alternative, try using tofu instead of salmon and try using a vegan alternative for honey mustard.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no regrets about switching to a healthy eating lifestyle minus the occasional fried chicken of course. But I’ll be honest, it can be challenging to keep things interesting in the healthy food department.
But, at Yogi Nutrition we are committed to making healthy food as appealing as possible and are always looking for ideas to make recipes all the more accessible yet delicious! We happen to find a lot of good inspiration for healthy salads at our local whole foods.
I love a lot of their salads! Their salmon salads, the honey mustard salmon salad, and the avocado salmon salad are delicious! However, eating store-bought salads isn’t a sustainable habit, especially not for my wallet.
Serving Ideas For This Salmon Salad
The best part about protein-based salads like egg, chicken, or salmon salad, is that you can use them in a lot of ways to create quick and healthy snacks! For example, you can use this salmon salad with pita bread to make delicious wraps or spread some on a gluten-free bagel for a wholesome meal. You can even have it on its own with some crackers. I also recommend adding it to a bowl full of quinoa or brown rice for a complete meal.
Like all fish, salmon is best eaten fresh.
- If making this recipe ahead, it keeps good for up to 3 hours in the refrigerator
- I don’t recommend leaving out the salad at room temperature for more than 2 hours
- I don’t recommend freezing this salad
More Delicious Salad Recipes
With all that talk about salads being boring weighing on my conscience, I think it’s time I redeem myself a little bit. Here are some really good salad recipes to get your healthy pallet back on:
- Millet herb salad with chickpeas and cranberries
- Tarragon and Garlic white bean salad
- Chipotle quinoa, black bean, and pasta salad
Other Ways You Can Add Protein To Your Salads
If you want to add more protein to your salads and aren’t big on the traditional forms, here are some ways you can do it.
- Use Chia Seeds! Chia seeds are high in protein and fiber and are great to keep you full for a long time. Simply soak a tbsp of chia seeds for a while and add to your salad before serving. You can also add them to your salad dressing or vinaigrette.
- Make a high-protein salad dressing. If you like to mix it up a little, try making salad dressings with high protein sources like nut butter, tahini, chickpeas, and beans.
- Use beans, legumes, and chickpeas! You don’t necessarily have to eat meat or fish for protein when you have such excellent plant-based foods that provide you with just as much protein!
- Add nuts and seeds to your salad. Almonds and sunflowers seeds add that element of crunch to your salad while adding an additional source of protein and fiber to it.
- If nothing works, try using flavorless protein powder in your salad dressings, blend, and see if that works.